Preview: Tréllisac v Olympique de Marseille – Coupe de France

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The final game of the last 16 of the Coupe de France sees fourth division side Trélissac take on Olympique de Marseille at the Stade Chaban-Delmas on Thursday night. Zivko Slijepcevic’s side has defied all the odds stacked against them to reach this stage, especially in the penalties victory over Lille in the last round. The amateur side went behind […]

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Ligue 1 Week 25 – Previews + Predictions

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A quick turn-around in Ligue 1 this week following the mid-week matches which ended late on Thursday evening. This weekend includes an intriguing top-of-the-table Riviera derby between Monaco and Nice. But we’ve picked three other matches for your previewing delectation.   SCO Angers vs Olympique Lyonnais Saturday 6 February 16:00 by @jeremysmith98 Two teams in slightly shaky form meet this weekend, hoping […]

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Last Chance Saloon for Newcastle United Loanee Florian Thauvin

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Last summer, Olympique de Marseille was ripped apart when Andre-Pierre Gignac, Gianelli Imbula, Andre Ayew and Dimitri Payet all left the club. One of the last departures from the Stade Velodrome was proverbial “bad boy” Florian Thauvin to Newcastle United, but at the weekend the winger made his return, re-joining on loan for the rest of the season. “It’s very […]

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Ligue 1 Week 22 – Preview + Predictions

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Ligue 1 continues to be as unpredictable as ever (but we try): just eight points separate Monaco in second from Nantes in 11th. Any team that can put together a string of results has a chance to qualify for European football. Angers will try again to shut out Paris Saint-Germain, giving the teams below a chance to close the gap. Monaco […]

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Ligue 1: Week 21 – Preview + Predictions

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No doubt what the biggest game is this weekend, Saint-Etienne hosting Lyon at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in the Rhone derby. We also have second v fourth as Angers travel south to face Nice on Friday. Lille and Bordeaux do battle in the middle of the table, plus Marseille has a great chance of closing the gap on Caen on Sunday. […]

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Coupe Heroics from Enyeama, Referee Blunders and a Purple Haze for OM

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Into the quarter-finals, featuring a carefully scheduled series of three matches on Wednesday which of course ended up overlapping. Eight goals, extra time, a penalty shootout and, for once, no red cards, as an all-Ligue 1 line-up continued its pursuit of silverware. Bordeaux 2 – 0 Lorient After a valuable away win against Montpellier at the weekend, the departure of Henri […]

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Preview : Toulouse v Marseille – Coupe de la Ligue

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Toulouse might still be down in the relegation zone, but things have picked up after a fairly yikes start to the season, and they are unbeaten in five in all competitions. So far in the cup Wissam Ben Yedder had scored a brace in both of their previous matches, and most recently got a hat-trick against Reims at the weekend. […]

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Aston Villa Looking to Montpellier for Defensive Answers

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With his contract up at the end of June, Aston Villa are apparently interested in Montpellier defender, Daniel Congre says French newspaper L’Equipe on Friday morning. The 30-year-old was signed from Toulouse after La Paillade lifted the Ligue 1 trophy in 2012, but has had to endure patches of good and bad form since arriving. He is most comfortable playing as […]

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